People

Lab Director

Vadim Bulitko is an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta, Department of Computing Science. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1999. Vadim is interested in building strong artificial intelligence as well as understanding intelligence and cognition in humans and animals. He specializes in real-time heuristic search, AI in computer games including interactive narrative and cognitive processes and models. Vadim has directed this research group since January 20, 1996.


We are looking for graduate and undergraduate students to join our group. Contact us if interested.

Current Students

  • Sergio Poo Hernandez
  • Rameel Sethi
  • Devon Sigurdson

Student ALUMNI

Ph.D. Students

  • David Tue
  • Greg Lee

M.Sc. Students

  • Sergio Poo Hernandez
  • Yathirajan Brammedesam Manavalan
  • Thorey Mariusdottir
  • Alejandro Ramirez
  • Andrew Cenkner
  • Daniel Huntley
  • Stephen Hladky
  • Jieshan "Shanny" Lu
  • D. Chris Rayner
  • David Thue
  • Cosmin Paduraru
  • Lihong Li
  • Greg Lee
  • Ilya Levner

Post-Doctoral Fellows

  • Matthew Brown
  • Ying Yuan

Project Students (graduate level)

  • Lovania Goorimoorthee
  • Kevin Edey
  • Sergio Poo Hernandez
  • Yathirajan Brammadesam Manavalan
  • Emilie St. Hilaire
  • D. Chris Rayner

Project Students (undergraduate level)

  • Shelby Carleton
  • Delia Cormier
  • Ronghao "Steve" Yang
  • YiJi Zhao
  • Jennifer Yuen
  • Grace Kinley
  • Christina Ho
  • Alexander Sampley
  • Alexandrea Czeto
  • Jaclynn Wong
  • Matthew Fritze
  • Renato Ribeiro
  • Igor Antonio Pereira Machado
  • Alex Goncalves
  • Sarah Beck
  • Shane Riczu
  • Stephen Jahns
  • Trevon Romanuik
  • Mike Webb
  • Trevor Bekolay
  • Freeman Fan
  • Timothy Yau
  • Eric Wasylishen
  • Tian Tian
  • Mitja Lustrek
  • Burc Gunes
  • Scott Thiessen
  • Lawrence Chan
  • Jesse Reid
  • Dorothy Lau
  • Guanwen Zhang

Project Students (high-school interns)

  • Allyson Shewchuk
  • Ramnik Sekhon
  • Frederic Sauve-Hoover
  • Seth Traverse
  • Leoza Kabir
  • Luke Slevinsky
  • Jesse Underwood
  • Phillip Silver
  • Jane Hilderman

COllaborator Alumni

  • Yngvi Bjornsson
  • Michael Bowling
  • Michael Buro
  • Maria Cutumisu
  • Wayne DeFehr
  • Jonathan Gratch
  • Russ Greiner
  • Arnav Jhala
  • Kumar Kumaran
  • Ramon Lawrence
  • Mike van Lent
  • Mitja Lustrek
  • Nicola Plowes
  • Mark Riedl
  • Jonathan Schaeffer
  • Georg Schmoelzer
  • Nora Stovel
  • Nathan Sturtevant
  • Csaba Szepesvari
  • David C. Wilkins